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MUSIC INDUSTRY INSIDERS SHARE THE SECRET OF THEIR SUCESS AT THE ULTIMATE MUSIC SEMINAR

Screen Shot 2015-11-20 at 21.05.34The Ultimate Seminar in association with the University of Westminster
Date: Saturday 21st November
Venue: University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, W1W 7BY
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London – The Ultimate Seminar returns on November 21st with its definitive annual round-up of insider knowledge for making it in the music industry. Top panellists representing the industry’s foremost record labels, A&R’s, music publishers, management teams and songwriters will assemble at the University of Westminster for the free one day event, adding their music-business acumen to a comprehensive programme packed with industry insight.

The Ultimate Seminar, in association with the University of Westminster, will present panel discussions chaired by renowned and credible industry leaders, aimed at empowering and mobilising young creatives to take steps towards fulfilling their musical aspirations. Esteemed panel guests will include Jo Charrington, A&R Capitol Records for Grammy Award-winning singer Sam Smith; Raleigh Ritchie, musician and actor Game of Thrones, Dumi Oburota, founder Disturbing London and manager for multi award-winning rapper Tinie Tempah; Fraser T Smith, Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter; chart-topping grime music and electro producer Diztortion; Glyn Aikins, Director of A&R at Virgin EMI Records UK who has developed the likes of Emeli Sandé, Naughty Boy and Krept & Konan; and Mark Williamson of Spotify.

Topics on the day will span inspiration, creative breakthroughs and business know-how, with panel chairs to include PRS’ Membership Development Director Myles Keller, BBC Radio presenter Nihal Arthanayake, i-D Magazine Music Editor Hattie Collins, BMI label boss Simon Aldridge and Capital Xtra DJ Manny Norte. Attendees will have the unparalleled opportunity to pose questions to panellists, witness inspirational film screenings and take away valuable advice to help them forge pathways towards successful careers in music.

Music manager, writer and producer Kwame Kwaten, co-founder of Cre8ing Vision Ltd alongside partners Andrea Euell and Nicola Charles, said: “The Ultimate Seminar is all about access – we open doors to the music industry, and we do it for free. Anyone who comes to this event will be blown away by the in-depth, no- nonsense constructive critique and practical pointers presented by the heavyweight panellists we’ve enlisted. After 14 years, we continue to come up with bigger and better resources for reaching a wider audience of musical youth, and the legacy we’ve built has been phenomenal; when 14,000 people attended our final Urban Music Festival 11 years ago, it was clear that the demand for this output was still there. We knew we had to scale up and bring even more industry insight into this unique forum for personal development and education – The Ultimate Seminar has grown from strength to strength ever since, becoming the vanguard for industry insider advice. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to learn directly from the people who know about music business success, firsthand.”

Dumi Oburota, founder of entertainment/creative company Disturbing London and manager of multi award- winning rapper Tinie Tempah said: “This event has been a source of inspiration for years – both for those wanting to learn more about joining large and respected industry bodies AND for those with an entrepreneurial streak alike. The Ultimate Seminar is a great place for self-starters to gain that much-needed inspiration, strike out on their own and make things happen. It’s not just about having a love for music, but being business-savvy too.”

Kienda Hoji, Principal Lecturer in Music Business at the University of Westminster said: “We continue to be proud of our association with Cre8ing Vision in organising the Ultimate Seminar. This is the fourth year that we are partnering on this exciting initiative. The purpose of the event is perfectly aligned with the broad objectives of the University’s Commercial Music activity which is to be at the forefront of music business and creative education globally.”

The seminar is open to anyone aged sixteen and up, and registration and entry are completely free. For more information and to register, please visit: www.cre8ingvision.com/the-ultimate-seminar/

Guests include Jo Charrington (Capitol Records), Mark Williamson (Spotify), Glyn Aikins (Virgin EMI Records) and Dumi Oburota (Disturbing London)